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Glenn Hauser logs November 14-15-16, 2015

** CUBA. 9710, Nov 16 at 0229, RHC is still here, so maybe the change to 6075 goes into effect tomorrow, if it`s still to be carried out from tentative B-15 schedule. See also IRAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. 9490, Nov 16 at 0425, R. República is still on much later than scheduled, song in Spanish, 0426 capsule for mujeres; pulse jamming not too severe now adding up to only S9, while propagation from Cuba is still VG, witness CRI relay blasting on 9790. R.R. is HFCC-registered as 00-01 & 01-02 & 02-03 only, 150 kW, 285 degrees via Issoudun, FRANCE. So what is its true span, variable? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRAN. 7325, Nov 16 at 0336, V. of Justice, S9+15 but hardly solid, American-accented news about terrorism in France. Is this English hour from 0320 totally distinct from the others, plain old Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and not with American accents? // 9710 is totally blocked by RHC Spanish, S9+30; by 0408 Cuba down to S7 and can hear something under, and it`s still on past Iran`s finish at 0420. RHC is supposedly moving 9710 to 6075, from tomorrow? But even if it`s clear, 9710 from Sirjan will likely not be propagating as well as 7325 from Kamalabad, both 500 kW and almost same azimuths.

9550, Nov 16 at 0424, S5 signal with Iran NA, brief announcement, Qur`an, standard opening format, as this is starting a Turkish sesquihour from Kamalabad (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 5985, Nov 16 at 0404, NHK in Spanish via WRMI, fair but with CCI, which must be AWR Turkish via AUSTRIA, scheduled simultaneously despite close relationship between RMI, AWR and HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 610, UT Monday Nov 16 at 0411, `La Hora Nacional` about some lake in Michoacán; quick MW bandscan on N/S antenna wire finds this is the best `LHN` outlet, no doubt XEBX in Sabinas, Coahuila. Second best is 770, but not //, probably XEACH Monterrey NL. Another, 1060.04 at 0416, i.e. XERDO Tamaulipas (atop XEEP DF). And on 1320 at 0419, `LHN` is likely XECPN Piedras Negras, Coahuila, but no 100 watts! As for major stations, forget it, nothing readable in Spanish on 540, 730, 800, 900, 940, 990, 1050, 1140, 1220 or even 1570 — station in English atop XERF (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 709.90 approx., Nov 16 at 0358, Spanish music making het to 710 stations, no doubt XEDP, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, running its off-frequency transmitter site tonight; yes, at 0359 so sung-IDing, “XEDP, La Ranchera de Cuauhtémoc“. Separable and readable with LSB, narrow bandwidth and passband tuning boost on the NRD-545 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1210, Nov 16 at 0351 UT, nothing but hum from east/west, obviously KGYN Guymon; wiggle that patchcord! Still same at 0418 UT check, while on the N/S antenna something musical presumably RGV (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOMALILAND. 7120, Nov 16 at 0330, S9+15 open carrier. Traces of modulation at imagination level, maybe just QRhaM, and can`t tell any difference between LSB and USB. Still same at 0335, 0343, and weakening at 0402 by when I was hoping Radio Hargeisa would surely be modulating normally (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 9510.0, Nov 16 at 0340, S8 conversation in presumed Somali, into pop music, as this is listed as VOA Somali via VATICAN, violating Separation of Church & State, at 0330-0400.

11750.0, Nov 16 at 0345, very good S9+15 signal and VG modulation too, mentions “Somali“; in fact it`s the SSOB, exceeding Brasil`s S7 on 11780.1. HFCC shows at 0330-0400 this is also VOA Somali, 100 kW, 350 degrees from BOTSWANA, which is off-beam for Somalia, but better for us. Are their antennas more toward Somalia tied up with something else? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1799 monitoring: confirmed Saturday Nov 14 after 1530 on Hamburger Lokalradio, Göhren, 7265-CUSB, via UTwente SDR, quite sufficient, with CRI Hindi somewhat audible underneath; seems relativity of these two varies greatly week to week.

Also confirmed UT Sunday Nov 15 at 0429 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, finishing item on Germany, DW schedule, which is :11 minutes into program so started circa 0418.

Also confirmed UT Monday Nov 16 from 0400:53 on Area 51 via WBCQ 5109.7-CUSB. And UT Monday Nov 16 from 0430:09 on WRMI 9955, very poor S7, much weaker than WRMI 9395. Following ID by Allen Graham. Next:
Tue 1200   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5109.7-CUSB, Nov 16 at 0329, Area 51 via WBCQ is amid a Jean Shepherd show, stream-of-consciousness about “The Dogs of Elsinore“. This appears alternate UT Mondays at 0300-0345, then fill music until 0400 WOR (my WOR, not his) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5980, Nov 16 at 0404, the WWCR 5890/5935 leapfrog another 45 kHz higher attains S9 as the fundamentals are still very strong, mostly audio from 5890 some non-BS gospel huxter, but 5935`s dead Gene Scott also audible. On reverse leap, 5845, only a very poor carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1080, Nov 16 at 0354 UT, heavy CCI to KRLD Dallas mentions “105“ so no doubt it`s again the cheatin` 10 kW “daytimer“, KSLL Price UT which has a 104.9 translator as previously discussed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1100, Nov 16 at 0352 UT, “In defense of liberty, NewsRadio 1100, KNZZ“ Grand Junxion CO, somewhat atop WTAM Cleveland, roughly equal on average, so again/still on 50 kW day pattern. Their idea of defending liberty is propagating nothing but one far-right-extremist wacko talkhost after another: on weekdays, Bennett, Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Savage and the Redeyes. More variety on weekends, including Armed American Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [and non]. 6185, Nov 16 at 0318, VR in Armenian, fair, and no sign of XEPPM in Spanish, off? 0310-0330 is normally the only time now it has to cope with CCI. However, at 0402 there is an S9 carrier, little if any modulation, but if that`s R. Educación it was not hetting VR earlier. BTW, did you know that RRI “MKI“, Manokwari, Indonesia has a 1 kW transmitter on 6185 in English! at 01-05 & 07-10? That`s what HFCC would have us believe (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5984.0, Nov 16 at 0325, just heard a few ditdahs of CW ending with K, and a reply(?) weaker, but no DE ID copied. Intruding, but WRMI isn`t on 5985 until 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 0611 UT November 16

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